Apr 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Course Information

Courses of Instruction

Course Listings

All courses of instruction are listed alphabetically. If more than one area of instruction exists within a unit, courses are listed alphabetically within that unit. Additionally, the courses appear in the straight alphabetical listing with a reference back to the unit.

Use the Course and Subject Guide located before the Course Listings to find courses quickly. Select prefix under Prefix/Subject Guide column and find the page number in the last column. If the Prefix/Subject Guide is unknown, examine the Courses of Instruction column for interest area and page number.

Course Numbering System

Freshman courses, 1000-1999.
Sophomore courses, 2000-2999.
Junior courses, 3000-3999.
Senior courses, 4000-4999.
Graduate courses, 5000-5999.
Law courses, 7000-7999.

The graduate student enrolled in a 5000-level course that meets with a senior-level undergraduate course will be expected to complete additional requirements beyond those expected of undergraduates in the same course.

Courses 2900, 2910, 4900 and 4910, Special Problems, are used upon approval of the department chair or dean for individual instruction in any department to cover course content in special circumstances. Courses 5900, 5910, 5920 and 5930 are used in any department that offers graduate work.

Experimental Courses, 1980, 2980 and 4980, are new courses offered on a trial basis for 1-4 hours credit each. Registration is permitted only upon approval of the department chair.

Advanced Courses, numbered 3000 to 4999, are open to students who have 12 semester hours of credit in a given subject or who have the indicated prerequisites, and to those without the prerequisites who have the consent of the department chair. In some instances, school requirements may vary. Students should consult individual areas prior to enrolling in advanced courses.

General Course Information

Individual courses of instruction are subject to change or withdrawal at any time and may not be offered each term/semester or every year. Any course may be withdrawn from current offerings if the number of registrants is too small to justify conducting the course. Students interested in a particular course during a particular period should inquire in advance and/or consult the applicable online Schedule of Classes at myUNTDallas.

Figures in parentheses following the course credit hours indicate the number of clock hours per week devoted to lecture and laboratory. When it appears, the third and final number in these parentheses indicates the number of recitation hours per week. Specific information regarding courses within a particular department is located immediately before the course listings.


A prerequisite is a course or other preparation that must be completed before beginning a course to ensure that students can successfully complete the course.  All prerequisites are included in catalog course descriptions.
Students will be allowed to enroll in the next course of the sequence for the following term if they are currently enrolled in the prerequisite course at UNT Dallas.  However, students will be dropped from that course prior to the beginning of the next term if they do not meet the prerequisite specified in the catalog.  Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop a plan for successful completion of the prerequisite course. 

Concurrent prerequisite enrollment is not permitted; however, in rare instances, exceptions may be approved by the department via the Academic Exception Form.


A corequisite is a course that must be completed at the same time as another course.  For instance, often times, science classes will offer a laboratory course that must be taken at the same time as the lecture course.  All corequisites are included in catalog course descriptions.

Semester Hour

A semester hour is the unit of credit at UNT Dallas; the credit allows for 1 lecture hour a week for 15 weeks or the equivalent.

Course Descriptions

How to Read Course Descriptions

Note: A sample has been compiled to identify different components of the course description and does not accurately reflect an existing course. Explanations are given below the example. Not all course descriptions include every component shown in the following example.

Example from Catalog: CHEM 1410 - General Chemistry for Science Majors

CHEM 1410 (CHEM 1311). General Chemistry for Science Majors I. 3 hours. (3;0;1*) Fundamental concepts, states of matter, periodic table, structure and bonding, stoichiometry, oxidation and reduction, solutions, and compounds of representative elements. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1100 or equivalent. Corequisite(s): CHEM 1430 or consent of department. May be used to satisfy a portion of the Life and Physical Sciences requirement of the University Core Curriculum.*This hour is a problem-solving session. 

Explanation of Example:

In this example, the first paragraph gives specific information regarding courses within a particular department. Chemistry is the area of study. CHEM represents the course prefix. 1410 is the course number. The text in parentheses, (CHEM 1311) is the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) common number, explained under “Texas Common Course Numbering System” in this section. General Chemistry for Science Majors I is the title of the course. 3 hours represents the number of semester credit hours earned. (3;0;1) shows that 3 hours will be spent in lecture, 0 hours will be spent in laboratory, and 1 hour will be spent in recitation. Fundamental concepts, states of matter, periodic table, structure and bonding, stoichiometry, oxidation and reduction, solutions, and compounds of representative elements​ is the content description regarding the course. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1100  or equivalent explains that MATH 1100  must be completed prior to enrolling in CHEM 1410. Corequisite(s): CHEM 1430 or consent of department shows that CHEM 1430 must be completed before or while enrolled in CHEM 1410. *This hour is a problem-solving session indicates any special comments or instructions regarding registering for the course or the course itself.